While Vita fans may not be happy with Sony’s support of the handheld at the moment, there are still plenty of games being released this year. In fact, some of these releases can only be played on the portable system. So what are the best PlayStation Vita exclusives that are coming out in 2015? Find out with our latest list dedicated to the handheld below.
5. Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart is the latest installment from the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. Instead of a traditional RPG, the Vita release is a turn-based strategy game. Fortunately, Sting was enlisted to help develop the exclusive. For the uninformed, the same studio worked on Knights in the Nightmare, Riviera: The Promised Land and Yggdra Union. So Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart should be another solid release for fans of the genre.
The game is launching on the 24th of February. Preorder it with this link on Amazon.
4. Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is the latest game from the developers of the underrated Demon Gaze. Like its predecessor, the new Vita exclusive is also a hardcore dungeon-crawling role-playing game. This time, the settings is based on a futuristic Tokyo. It is also advertised as being quite lengthly with an expected play time of at least 40 hours. It should hold some replay value too as there are ten different playable classes to create your six party members from.
Reserve Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, which is coming out on the 14th of April, here.
3. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
While the original was never released in the west, Sony is planning to localize the sequel, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. For the uninformed, the JRPG offers an unique twist compared to your typical game from the genre. Your main purpose is to marry and have successors with different deities to keep your bloodline going. Not to mention that the videogame also sports a gorgeous graphics that resemble classic Japanese paintings.
Sony has not yet announced a release date for Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines but it should be coming out before the end of 2015.
2. Corpse Party: Blood Drive
The Vita has quickly built a strong library of games from the visual novel genre. Among the most exciting upcoming releases is Corpse Party: Blood Drive, which is the final chapter of the horror trilogy. You can expect to experience some truly gruesome scenes along with great storytelling. Of course, the sequel is much better if you play the first two games, which came out for the PSP but can also be played on the Vita (you can buy the two with this page on Amazon).
As of this writing, Corpse Party: Blood Drive has not yet been officially confirmed for a U.S. release in 2015 but XSEED is heavily hinting that the game should be coming out by the end of this year.
1. Persona 4: Dancing All Night
The Persona series has some of the best soundtracks in the gaming industry. Thankfully for fans, Atlus decided to create a videogame based around the music. The music rhythm game is going to features remixes of old tracks in addition to some new compositions. Of course, Persona 4: Dancing All Night also has a little bit of story as the main character from Persona 4 returns to investigate the disappearance of idols. While it may not be an epic RPG experience that many fans are hoping for, the spin-off game still looks like it will deliver a ton of fun.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night should be released sometime in 2015.Along with multiple multiplatform releases, the Vita is looking like it will be getting plenty of usage (especially if you buy any of the above-mentioned exclusives) in 2015.